Epidendrum doroteae P.H.Allen 1958 Group Coilostylis TYPE Photo by P H Allen and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Dorothy's Epidendrum [American wife Wife of P H Allen/ She was an Orchid Illustrator 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Honduras as a natural hybrid betweem E ciliare and E nocturnum in pine oak woods at elevations around 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with thickened into a fusiform, hetroblastic pseudobulb enveloped by 3 to 4 papery sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, on an immature pseudobulb, a single to rarely 2 on a mature stem, aggregate towards the apex, coriaceous, articulate, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and mid fall on a terminal, arising on an immature stem, pluriracemose, distichous, peduncle laterally compressed, enveloped by 2 to 3, oblong-triangular, acuminate bracts, rachis terete, thin, straight to slightly sinuous, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, progressively shorter, oblong-triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals light green to yellowish green becoming yellower with age

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 27: #5 311. P F Hunt 1958 photos fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1119 Hagsater and Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;